Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs

Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs / HOME-OFFICE

5 pm PST, Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Lecture Title:  New Familiars


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As we assess our interior worlds—now filled with foliage and fauna, new habits, frustrations, and labors of care—we find ourselves in a critical moment to reimagine our familiar spaces, collective structures, and modes of life. These conditions are an opportunity to become newly acquainted with the intimate atmospheres, banal routines, material textures, and spatial arrangements of our everyday lives. In this talk, we will frame a series of projects by HOME-OFFICE, thinking through these new familiars and how they can restructure architecture’s spatial, social and ecological forms.



HOME-OFFICE is a research and design collaborative that explores architecture as an entanglement of spatial types, material histories and social imaginaries. Paying attention to architecture's modes of production and representation, we think about space at a spectrum of scales: from the detail of the enclosure to the protocols and policies that shape the built environment. HOME-OFFICE was founded by Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs in 2017 and is based in Houston, Texas.


Brittany Utting is assistant professor of architecture at Rice University and co-founder of HOME-OFFICE. She previously taught at the University of Michigan as the 2017-2018 Willard A. Oberdick Fellow. Brittany received her master of architecture from Yale University and a B.S. in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Daniel Jacobs is a licensed architect and co-founder of HOME-OFFICE. He currently teaches at the University of Houston and serves as the secretary of the National Organizing Committee of The Architecture Lobby and has recently taught at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Daniel received his master of architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture and a B.S. in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.


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